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Thursday 30 March 2006

09.00 - 09.45 Registration
10.00 - 10.15  The Opening of the Symposium,
Rector Esko Riepula, University of Lapland
Chair Soili Nystén-Haarala, Finnish Association for Russian & East European Studies 
10.15 - 12.45 

Plenum A: Reconsidering Peripheries and Centers
Chair: Christer Pursiainen

Heidi Hautala: EU, Russia and civil Society.

Arkadi Moshes: EU and Russia from a Russian perspective, Moscow/Helsinki

Nikita Lomagin: "Back to the ’center’? Russia’s new role in global politics", St. Petersburg

Pär Hallström: EU and Russia from a Swedish Perspective

Markku Kivinen: Intellectual Centres and Peripheries in European  Social Science?

Aleksandr Semjonov: In Search of Center and Periphery: Historical and Historiographic Perspectives on Elusive Boundaries and Conceptual Fluctuations. Journal “Ab Imperio”, Kazan & St. Petersburg

Kristi Raik: The impact of new member states on the EU’s eastern neighbourhood policy 

12.45  Lunch break 
13.30  Workshops
14.30  Coffee 
15.00  Workshops (continue)
17.00  • The Annual Meeting of the Finnish Association for Russian & East European Studies
• Meeting of the Barents Specialists Strategy  Group 



City Reception, Rovaniemi City Hall (Hallituskatu 7) 

Late night with Folkswagen, Valdemari restaurant (Jäämerentie 9)

Friday 31 of March 2006

10.00 - 12.00 

Plenum B: “My way” - Russia
 Pär Hallström

Juha Tolonen: Russia and WTO
Anna-Liisa Heusala: Development of Russian Institution

Natalia Bashmakoff: Culture on the Margins

Ilmari Susiluoto:  "Russia in My Life" - Some Experiences Making Research in Russia


12.00 - 13.00  Lunch break
13.00 - 15.00

Market place for PhD presentations (5-10 presentations of PhD works)

Workshops (continue)


Closing conference, Soili Nystén-Haarala, chair